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Transportation & Infrastructure

Flint readies for Back to the Bricks

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Steve Carmody
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Michigan Radio

Flint’s ongoing water crisis is on the minds of some participants ahead of this week’s Back to the Bricks auto show.

Back to the Bricks is expected to draw up to 500,000 people to downtown Flint to see thousands of classic cars and trucks.

Founder Al Hatch says some car clubs have expressed concern about Flint’s lead tainted tap water. But he’s not worried.  

“Car people don’t come to a car show to drink water,” says Hatch, “If anything, car owners are going to go for an adult beverage.”

Hatch is optimistic Flint’s water crisis will not affect hotel and restaurant bookings during the five-day auto show starting Tuesday.